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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13

MEMORIALIZING THE DELAWARE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FAVORABLY CONSIDER A MEASURE NOW PENDING IN THE UNITED STATE CONGRESS WHICH EXTENDS THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT ANNUITIES PROGRAM.

WHEREAS, on July 1, 1973, the Railroad Retirement Annuities Program will expire; and

WHEREAS, the termination of this program will cause certain Delaware employees affiliated with the Brotherhood of Railroad, Airline and Steamship Clerks to experience a pension cut of over 505, in some cases; and

WHEREAS, Congressman Harley Staggers of West Virginia has introduced House Resolution #7200 in the U.S. Congress, extending the Railroad Retirement Annuities Program beyond its July 1, 1973, termination date; and

WHEREAS, the passage of this resolution would ease the financial burden that would be placed upon certain retired Delawareans involved in the Railroad Retirement Annunities Program.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, that the Delaware Congressional Delegation is requested to favorably consider House Resolution #7200 extending the Railroad Retirement Annuities Program.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Senators William V. Roth, Jr. and Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and to Congressman Pierre S. duPont, IV at their respective Senate and House offices in Washington, D.C.

Approved June 21, 1973.